Look up! The Banners are coming!

The winners of the eighth annual banner launch have been announced.

  • Mar. 22, 2012 12:00 p.m.

The winners of the eighth annual banner launch have been announced.

The big reveal is taking place at The Arts Station on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. 

This year, more than 100 artists entered well over 100 different pieces making it very difficult for the keen team of adjudicators to narrow it down to just 36.  But it has been done!

From painting, quilting, photography, pottery and glass, the artists and their mediums know no bounds.  The Banner Project highlights the diversity in all of the artists.  The variety and depth of the artists deserve to be celebrated and the Banner Project accomplishes just that making its eighth year one of its most successful yet.

The completed banners will be displayed at The Arts Station on the reveal day before being hung along Victoria Avenue in downtown Fernie.  During this time, people can sponsor a banner for $100.  After being on display for one year on Victoria Avenue then another year lining the highway, the banner will be the sponsor’s to keep.

Spectators and interested sponsors alike are welcome to view all of the banners during the Launch but, if something strikes your fancy and you are interested in a banner, you need to act quickly.  Banners are a hot commodity and are fantastic attributes to any yard or garden.

 

Winners are:

 

Artist Name

Work Title

Artist Name

Work Title

Aitken Anderson, Anne

Calming Conifers

McAllister, Helen

Rays and Spokes

Ciupa, Pamm

Sunny Soujourn

Menduk, Mary

Rolling Stones

Clark, Alicia

Autumn Daydream

Merritt, Camilla

Dem Bones

DeBoon, Marla

Fernie Flyer

Miller, Donna

And Into the Woods We Go

Dunnet, Morgan

Courthouse

Nelson, Laura

Life in the Kootenays

Fear, Lilah

Pumpkin Patch

Nelson, Terry

Tickled Pink

George, Sylvia

In Bloom

Pike, Sarah

Red Osier

Grey, Jean

Snow Bums

Platt, Clyde

Evening Light

Hall, Anne

Summer Camping

Richards, Neve

Give a Hand

Hide, Jamie

Cokato Sunrise

Robinson- Shaw, Wes

A Closeup Snowman

Higgins, Tara

Farthingale

Rogers, Stephanie

Snow Surfer

Hockley, Patti

Maple Leaf

Schenk, Brina

Give and Take

James, Judy

Solitude

Sikkes, Clint

Morninig Mist

Kennedy, Parker

A Flower Pot

Stead, Kathy

Moonlit Path

Kolesar, Slavka

Fig Tree

Uphill, Carrie

The Brave Girl

Lemire, Marie Claude

Born of the Sun

Webster, Ilona

Japanese Maple

Lennox, Catheryn

On the Road

White, Keya

Eat, Sleep, Ski

Markle, Patrick

Ripples

Welsh, Marcie

Oh Fernie!

 

For more information contact Courtney Baker at 423-4842 or Donna Miller at 423-6792.

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